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Fundraising page set up in memory of footballer Jordan Sinnott

A fundraising page has been set up in memory of footballer Jordan Sinnott, who passed away over the weekend.

The 25 year old who played for Chesterfield, Matlock and Alfreton was involved in an incident in Retford on Friday night and was pronounced dead on Saturday.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

People close to Alfreton Town F.C are now crowdfunding online as part of efforts to raise money towards a memorial for Jordan, along with raising funds for his loved ones. 

Alfreton Town's club secretary Andrew Raisin said everyone at the club has been left devastated by the news: "It's been very surreal to be honest. A degree of massive shock when it became apparent what had actually happened. It's something that after many years in football I've never had to deal with before, and wouldn't want to deal with again.

"At this time the only people that matter are his family. Thoughts can't really express what they must be going through at this time. I know there are proposals being suggested at the moment to hold memorial matches and various fundraising events in the future.

"The manager has spoken to the players and a decision was made that we will complete our fixture against Gloucester tomorrow night and a minutes silence will be held."

Alfreton's club first-aider, Lucy Smith set up the online petition. She told Peak FM: "We've set up the page to try and get donations for the family and to try and organise some sort of memorial. I am hopefully getting involved with Matlock as well so we could do some sort of joint memorial.

"I only set up the page about half past two yesterday afternoon and we've already reached the £500 target. Luckily we can still have donations going into that so as much as we can get, it will be greatly appreciated from everybody."

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